The MSc in Criminology at Birkbeck, University of London is open to graduates of various social science disciplines, and provides a multidisciplinary platform from which to engage with the complexity of contemporary criminology and to understand and critically assess the political, economic, social and cultural forces that affect crime and its control.
The programme will appeal to you if you have a keen interest in crime and criminal behaviour and wish to better understand the key issues facing criminal justice today. Not only will you gain advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary criminological theory, you will also have the opportunity to specialise by pursuing one of four pathways, and learn cutting-edge research methods to enable you to complete a substantial, original research project.
Careers and Employability
Graduates can pursue a career in law enforcement or corrections, policy analysis and policy making, in non-governmental organisations, international research institutions and think-tanks (eg UNODC), within various government departments and ministries, and in the media and criminal justice system more broadly.
- Contemporary Criminological Theory
- Gender, Sexuality and Criminal Justice
- International Criminological Theory
- Race, Crime and Justice
- Masters Research Project (Department of Criminology)
- Research Methods in Criminology
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
DisciplinesCriminal Law Public Law Criminology View 177 other Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom
A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in the humanities, social sciences or law.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- Your personal details
- Your qualifications
- Your work experience
- Your personal statement
- Statistical information
- English proficiency
The application form
International18090 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18090 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students: £5925 pa
- Part-time international students: £9045 pa
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.